Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta: Neurology Extraordinaire

Shiva Vasishta, MD is one of the foremost neurologists in the country. Currently, he’s practicing in Voorhees, New Jersey. Dr. Shiva Vasishta one of the most respected professionals in neurology. His experience spans 40 years of practice. His expertise has been sought after by dozens of leading organizations.

He graduated from Government Medical College in 1979. After obtaining his degree, Dr. Shiva Vasishta completed his residency at Boston City Hospital. Although he’s currently practicing at Eastern Neurodiagnostic Associates, he’s also affiliated with other neuro-based facilities in the area. He also works alongside insurance companies and charitable organizations like Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.

In recent years, neurology has made some impressive discoveries and advancements. Most recently, a clinical trial showed that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy, along with an immediate transplant of blood-forming stem cells, actually can induce a form of sustainable remission of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disease that causes a patient’s immune system to attack their central nervous system.

The study was based on patients that participated in a five-year treatment. The study showed that 69 percent of trial participants that were given high-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HDIT/HCT) survived without progression of any disability. It was also noted that none of the participants were given any kind of traditional MS drugs, which have been documented as having a lower success rate.

The trial, known as HALT-MS, has given some much-needed insight into the possible treatments of MS. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who sponsored the trial, commented on his success. MS symptoms often vary widely from patient to patient. While no one is saying that HDIT/HCT will lead to a cure, it is apparent that there’s hope.